45's With Rhyme But No Reason


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes



Timmy said...

Great guitar sound.

Howdy said...

This record has real raw dark sound to it. I posted flip and it leaves Connie Francis in a ditch.

KL from NYC said...

These sides are really bluesy compared to the pop hits that charted. I wonder if people back then liked that they were more R&B.

I've been trying to figure out how they marketed these singles.
The only time I'd ever seen Hit Records was on a rack (that was much taller than me) in a general store in a very rural part of North Carolina that was just woods, farms, and the general store (that was in the mid-60s -- who knows what it looks like now). The area was all white.
Do you know if they distributed to black areas as well? They seemed to put more R&B on Giant & Caravelle.

Howdy said...

These are the Hit Records pre Nashville hit records. They really have a a sparse bluesy sound that can be haunting. Maybe not the strongest vocals but I like the feel of this record!